From: Rick McCallister
>But this is to be expected. As I said before, Sanskrit
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Wordingham"
> >> I have no idea if there is any such versification
> problem in Rg Veda
> >>or not.
> >Yes, there are. I may be wrong in details, as my
> knowledge is second
> >1. As Piotr has remarked several times, the first
> syllable of
> >_duhita:_ 'daughter' is long by position. The
> explanation is that in
> >open syllables a vocalic laryngeal had resolved
> itself into consonant
> >plus vowel, only for the consonant to subsequently
> vanish leaving just
> >2. In verbs, an apparently short open vowel before
> the thematic vowel
> >is long in position. I am not sure about the
> relative frequency of
> >this phenomenon - always, usually or sometimes?
> This has been used as
> >evidence that the PIE subjunctive and thematic
> present morpheme was
> >*h1e rather than merely *e.
> That's worth digging and investigating for more.